Bollworm strikes, Telangana to lose cotton

Deccan Chronicle | December 11, 2017 Cotton production in Telangana this year is feared to come down drastically thanks to the pink bollworm pest and inferior quality seeds. It is estimated that pink bollworm will eat up 40 per cent of the cotton crop this year… Source:

2017-12-11T10:32:09+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

Oil prices drop on increased US rig drilling

Economic Times | December 11, 2017 Oil prices fell on Monday, pulled down as the latest rise in the US rig count pointed to a further increase in American production, potentially undermining efforts led by OPEC to tighten markets. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $57.10 a barrel at 0019 GMT, down 25 [...]

2017-12-11T10:25:44+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

Coal India to leverage mining expertise for diversification

Economic Times | December 10, 2017 Making a case for Coal IndiaBSE 1.11 %'s foray into metal and mineral mining, the government has said the state-owned firm being the biggest miner in the world would like to leverage the expertise for diversification... Source:

2017-12-11T10:33:31+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

Speculative price increase of cotton not sustainable, says textile body

The Hindu Businessline | December 10, 2017 Indian Texpreneurs Federation, an apex body of the textile industry, today expressed confidence that cotton prices would come down and the speculative price increase during last week was not sustainable… Source:

2017-12-11T10:29:24+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

Government must accord top priority to agriculture in Budget 2018: Assocham

Economic Times | December 10, 2017 The government needs to accord top priority to agriculture in the budget as a major shortfall in kharif production resulted in sluggish growth of farm sector in the second quarter this fiscal, Assocham said today.While the year-to-year agriculture GVA (Gross Value Addition) growth for the July-September quarter of 2017-18 [...]

2017-12-11T10:26:27+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

Maha agri board to develop 207 acres into export development zone

Financial Express | December 07, 2017 The Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) has decided to develop around 207 acres of land parcels in its possession at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust( JNPT), Thane and Nashik into export development zones. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting headed by Maharashtra cooperation minister Subhash [...]

2017-12-07T10:28:01+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

India on verge of looming soil crisis: Report

The Hindu Businessline | December 07, 2017 India is on the verge of a looming soil crisis that can potentially impact its agriculture in the near future. A third or 120 million hectares of soil of the total 350 million hectares has already turned problematic… Source:

2017-12-08T10:11:50+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

Pepper growers urge govt to restrict import to 2 ports

The Hindu Businessline | December 07, 2017 After the Centre’s move to fix minimum import price for black pepper at ₹500 a kg, the consortium of pepper growers’ organisation has now urged the government to restrict the import of the commodity only to two major ports… Source:

2017-12-08T10:11:01+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Agri Commodities|